Clara's single sells well

19:25, Dec 10 2012
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Clara van Wel winner of Marlborough's got Talent
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Support: Clara van Wel lends a hand at John's Kitchen, her nominated charity for Stars in Your Eyes
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Business savvy: Members of the conceptual business team Puju, from left, Tahlia-Rose Simmonds, Ella Arnst, Laura McLeod, Julia Andrews and Clara van Wel, won the three-day business challenge brought to Marlborough Girls' College by Yolande Rosario, right, and Jared Tasker, front, from the Young Enterprise Trust.
Marlborough teenager Clara Van Wel has been crowned the inaugural winner of New Zealand's Got Talent.
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Top talent: Clara performs an original song, Where Do You Find Love?, after being announced winner of New Zealand’s Got Talent last night.
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Stars In Their Eyes competition June 2012: Clara van Wel as Ricki Lee Jones singing Chuck E's in Love.
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Lee Stewart and Clara van Wel singing their own composition in a fundraiser for Canterbury
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Friends Vicky Mack, Olivia Sheat and Clara van Wel entertain the residents at Waterlea Rest home in August 2011.
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The Classic Hits Winery Tour 2012: Clara van Wel performs at Villa Maria Estate Winery in Marlborough alongside Avalanche City, The Muttonbirds and Gin Wigmore. Clara Van Wel performs.
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Clara van Wel, winner in the Marlborough final of the 2012 Smokefree Rock Quest in June 2012
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Clara van Wel at home in 2010
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Clara van Wel as Bic Runga in Stars in Your Eyes, Blenheim 2010
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Clara van Wel entertains at the Marlborough Farmers Market in 2009
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Clara van Wel on Good Morning
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Clara van Wel during a photo shoot
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Clara van Wel with her father Alex van Wel on Breakfast
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Clara van Wel talks about her single 'Where do you find love' now available on iTunes
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Taking a break: Clara van Wel happy to be at home in Blenheim with Scratchy the jack russell
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Clara van Wel at home in Marlborough. Enjoying a walk with Scratchy
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Clara van Wel. Glad to be home in Marlborough
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STAR: Clara van Wel performs during the Classic Hits Winery tour.

Teenage singer Clara van Wel's single Where Do You Find Love is number one in New Zealand on the iTunes store website.

The bundle of three original songs written by the Blenheim schoolgirl were released on iTunes on Friday. The songs were recorded after she won the television show New Zealand's Got Talent.

Her father Alex van Wel said while they were pleased the single appeared to be selling well, they were waiting for the results from the Official New Zealand Music Chart when it was updated next week.

Sony publicist Taryn Kerr said sales were strong during the weekend and it would be a really big deal if Clara's songs made it into the Top 40 singles chart or the Top 20 New Zealand singles chart.

The chart is based on physical and digital singles sales from music retailers throughout the country, from Friday to Thursday and is updated at 5pm each Monday. Her single was released on Friday so was not on the chart updated yesterday.

However, she was the top-rated Kiwi artist on the iTunes site last night.

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The CD of the same three singles goes on sale throughout the country tomorrow.

As well as Where Do You Find Love, the song Clara sang in the grand final, the digital bundle and CD includes acoustic recordings of Between The Lines and Lines You Traced, which she performed during earlier shows of the series.

More FM breakfast show host Glenn Kirby said there had been a great response from their listeners in Marlborough to Clara's song. He met Clara yesterday to record an interview that aired at 7.20am today as a preview to the CD release.

"She's cool," he said. "There has been a great response to her singles, and during the whole journey Blenheim has been right behind her."

Clara also features in this week's edition of women's magazine New Idea, where she talks about her experiences on Talent and her Sony recording deal.

The Marlborough Express